Research & Legislative Internship,
Indiana Institute for Working Families, a Program of Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Institute for Working Families is seeking to hire a research & legislative assistant to support the Institute’s work on a current research projects and on legislative activities. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, a critical thinker, and motivated to make positive change for working families in Indiana. This is an hourly position paying $15/hour and an applicant can expect about 25 hours per week. This internship runs from the date of hire through the end of the 2021 legislative session (approx. April 2021)

About Indiana Institute for Working Families

When families are financially stable, they can achieve their full potential and better contribute to their communities. Policy plays an important role in building families' economic well-being.

The Indiana Institute for Working Families – a program of the Indiana Community Action Association (INCAA) – promotes public policies to help Hoosier families achieve financial well-being. We value, gather, and translate quantitative and qualitative data to communicate the opportunities and challenges that Hoosiers experience. We advance well-being by promoting evidence-based solutions and building coalitions to engage in direct and strategic conversations with policymakers and the public.

Job Responsibilities

  • Engage in specific research tasks as assigned by Institute staff
  • Help with data entry and some data analysis
  • Engage in administrative tasks to support Institute efficiency
  • Take detailed notes at committee hearings & analyze bill content
  • Help keep staff calendars, updating staff with daily legislative calendar
  • Summarize policies for publications and social media
  • Draft action alerts and other written materials


  • Highly motivated to make positive change for working families in Indiana
  • Detail-oriented
  • Organized with regards to time management, project completion, and communication
  • Ability to identify areas of potential support or conflict in legislation 

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Amy Carter, Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at [email protected] We will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The Indiana Institute for Working Families is committed to building a diverse, inclusive staff. We encourage applications from individuals whose lived experiences can help to shape our priorities and our advocacy.

Our Contact Information

Indiana Institute for Working Families
1845 W. 18th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202